June 21 – July 22
SYMBOL: The Crab
RULING PLANET: The Moon
COLOUR: White and Silver
BODY PARTS: Breasts and Stomach
Cancers are tenacious, empathetic and sentimental dreamers limited by no boundaries when it comes to their imagination. You care very deeply about your friends, family and home. Amongst your best qualities are your persuasiveness and loyalty. As for weaknesses, at times you can be moody, clingy and insecure.
The element for Cancer is water which is associated with emotion and intuition. Those born under the sign of Cancer tend to be more introverted and are quite challenging to get to know well. You are naturally gifted at reading people and can almost always tell when something is wrong.
Career and Money:
Cancers thrive best in careers in which they can maintain creative control. When a job needs to be done you tend to roll up your sleeves and get on with it. You perform best when left alone to your own devices but can also work well with others in a team. In the workplace you are diligent, persistent, and dependable. Cancers are focused on their task and are loyal to their employers. While hardworking, you can become insecure and pessimistic if you feel unappreciated or exploited. Cancers are drawn towards nurturing or artistic work. Due to your creativity and caring nature, suitable professions include: doctor, nurse, chef, small business owner, teacher and interior decorator.
Security and a steady income are of great importance to you. You tend to stick to a handful of jobs in your lifetime and are very good at generating a good income through hard work and determination. The goal is to work, save, invest, repeat. There is great satisfaction in watching your investments slowly grow. When money is spent, it is usually on practical items such as clothing or cookware.
In relationships you are attentive, passionate, and devoted. A deep personal connection and intimate conversation keeps you interested. In the bedroom, you are a sensual and intense partner. Cancers are very in tune with their bodies, but they need to trust enough in order to let down their barriers. The most negative characteristic you possess when in a relationship is insecurity, which can lead you to become overly needy of your lover’s attention.
Cancers flow well with other water signs such as Scorpio and Pisces. Capricorns are also a good match for Cancers, as their practicality is very grounding, but they will have to be careful not to be too tough on the sensitive Crab. The least compatible signs with Cancer are Aries and Libra.
Two Cancers together can be quite compatible. These couples tend to have a strong sense of each other’s intellectual and emotional desires. The only potential glitch is the possibility of one partner becoming too possessive.
Family and Friendship
Cancers form very strong emotional connections with their family. Your family regards you as reliable, helpful, and as a caregiver. Relatives appreciate the fact that you value family traditions and always seek to preserve memories with photos and stories. At times, your family can find you hypersensitive. Cancers bond and communicate especially well with children and are often first to offer to babysit their younger relatives.
Friends think of you as trustworthy, sympathetic, and nonjudgmental; turning to you for your emotional intelligence and wise advice. At times however, you can come across as suspicious or temperamental. Those born under the sign of Cancer have a small but very intimate circle of friends. While sometimes shy amongst new people, your respectful nature quickly wins others over. Cancers are most comfortable entertaining or hosting in their own home and love providing good food and warm conversation.
Those born under the sign of Cancer tend to be more susceptible to stomach and digestive ailments. Cancers are also prone to emotional disruptions such depression and anxiety and are encouraged to seek professional assistance, if needed. Regularly hitting the gym, especially with a friend, will keep your mojo high.
Consuming a diet that contains lots of fibre and water ensures a healthy digestive system. Fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, pumpkins, mushrooms, cabbage, and avocados are especially good for you.
By Natasha Weber @astrotash